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James N Zahniser
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Email: zahniser@illinois.edu
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USDA-APHIS-PPQ-NIS, MRC-160
NMNH, Smithsonian Inst., P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
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Morphological and molecular systematics of the leafhopper subfamily Deltocephalinae including: 1) Higher level relationships among tribes and family-group classification; 2) description of new taxa of Deltocephalinae; 3) phylogeny and historical biogeography of the grassland tribe Chiasmini; 4) generic level revision and reclassification of the tribe Athysanini.
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Zahniser, J.N. & C.H. Dietrich. 2015. Phylogeny, evolution, and historical biogeography of the grassland leafhopper tribe Chiasmini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175: 473–495.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zoj.12292/abstract

Zahniser, J.N. and C.H. Dietrich. 2013. A review of the tribes of Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). European Journal of Taxonomy 45: 1-211.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2013.45
 
Zahniser, J.N. & M.W. Nielson. 2012. An extraordinary new genus and three new species of Acostemmini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from Madagascar with comments on the morphology and classification of the tribe. Zootaxa 3209: 28-52.
http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2012/3209.html
 
Zahniser, J.N. and C.H. Dietrich. 2010. Phylogeny of the leafhopper subfamily Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) based on molecular and morphological data with a revised family-group classification. Systematic Entomology 35: 489-511.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00522.x

Zahniser, J.N. 2008. Seven new species and new distributions of Old World Chiasmini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), with a redescription, key to genera, and species checklist for the tribe. Zootaxa 1808: 1-32.
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Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, 2008, Entomology

M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, 2003, Entomology

B.S. Penn State University, State College, PA, 1998, Biology

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